AMINO ACIDS AND SLEEP
Loss of sleep or disturbed sleep is a common problem. Correcting your diet and improving the amino acid content of your meals is a great way of ensuring sound sleep. Sleeping pills only drug you into sleeping and make you wake up tired in the morning. Tryptophan,an amino acid,can naturally induce sleep by increasing serotonin and melatonin. These are neurotransmitters which help the brain calm down and induce sleep. Tryptophan is found in almost all dairy products. A glass of milk(with no sugar or sweetener) as a late night snack,or adding a milk product like paneer to your dinner can help you get your dose of tryptophan. When consumed with a whole grain like wheat,jowar,bajra or nachni, it will lead to a restful sleep.